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Declining Empires, Diminishing Returns and Economic Inertia

by Andy Hoffman,

In the below article, Zero Hedge published one of the most alarming – and damning – charts imaginable, regarding the outlook for the dying American “empire”…

The Great Unrotation in US GDP

Specifically, it plots the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield against nominal GDP over the past 53 years; depicting a peak in “nominal GDP” during the nation’s most poignant inflation spike since the Civil War (in 1979); and in 10-year Treasury yields a year later…

Since then, the nation’s economic undulations produced a choppy data series; with the worst declines occurring in the early 1980s – following said inflation spike; the early 1990s, following Bush I’s “read my lips, no new taxes” proclamation; the early 2000s’ “tech wreck”; and, of course, 2008’s Global Meltdown I.

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